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UK POKER CLUBS REJECT REGULATION

High Court action launched in bid to reverse regulation plans by the government

The UK Poker Clubs Association was poised to carry out its April threat to litigate against government moves to regulate it as we went to press this week. The Financial Times reported that the clubs, representing 72 000 players across 14 organisations intend to lodge an application for a judicial review in the High Court in London today (Friday) to halt government regulatory plans.

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New Internet tournament concept

Online poker software developer CryptoLogic Limited played another ‘ace’ this week with an Internet poker industry first - a ‘headhunter’ tournament software concept in which players win cash for every player they eliminate. The company also unveiled new features that allow players to learn and improve by reviewing key hands and identifying the turning point in every big match.

JERRY YANG THE VICTOR IN 2007 WSOP MAIN EVENT (UPDATE)

$8.25 million in cash, major respect and the top 2007 bracelet go to he player who has dominated this year's final

Well after 4am Wednesday morning Vegas time this year's 2007 World Series of Poker main event final table was finally decided at hand 205, and Jerry Yang who has held onto the chip lead throughout and eliminated all but one of the final tablers, is the man of the hour.

MORE INTERESTING INFO FROM BWIN STUDY OF ONLINE SPORTSBETTING

High-stakes women gamblers who use the Internet to wager on games win more often than men, according to a Harvard Medical School study.

The Bwin-sponsored Harvard Medical School study of online sportsbettors continues to reveal interesting and useful information on betting demographics and patterns.

ABSOLUTE'S BAD BEAT BONUS HITS AGAIN

This time it's for $462 652...

Absolute Poker.com's innovative Bad Beat Jackpot continues to attract action and bail out bad beat victims, with the latest payout being to an online player who lost a Texas Hold Em hand with quad Aces, hitting the highest Bad Beat Jackpot yet and winning over $160 000 in cash.

TOP NETELLER EXEC RESIGNS

More bad news for Isle of Man e-wallet

As the week closed there was more bad news from the besieged Isle of Man-based e-wallet Neteller plc, with the announcement that executive chairman Gord Herman has resigned "to concentrate on personal matters", and will be replaced by non-executive director Dale Johnson as non-executive chairman, both with immediate effect.

DANISH COURT DEEMS POKER LEGAL

Skill vs. luck argument aired again

The Copenhagen Post reports that a Danish municipal court has ruled that poker tournaments do not contravene Danish gaming laws.

Poker is not merely a game of chance but also requires skill and is therefore legitimate competition, a municipal court in the district of Lyngby ruled Friday.

PARTY POKER UPGRADES

Faster points and personal Hosts for VIPs and convenience features break new ground

PartyPoker.com has announced an upgrade that includes the opportunity to earn PartyPoints faster; a new level of service and a series of features extending the customer service experience.

ANTIGUAN LEGAL COUNSEL CRITICAL OF D OF J INVOLVEMENT IN WTO CASE

“What I have finally concluded is that this case is almost 100 per cent about the DoJ”

Antigua's legal counsel during its online gambling dispute with the United States at the World Trade Organisation has been sharply critical of American motivations and Department of Justice involvement this week.

LITIGATION AGAINST SPORTINGBET FILED BY U.S. COMPANY

Copyright infringement and unfair competition claimed

The Hershey, Pennsylvania-based fantasy games company RotoPlay, Inc.has issued international press releases advising that it has filed suit against the British publicly listed online gambling company Sportingbet plc.

The release reveals that Rotoplay's Houston-based legal team, Goldstein & Faucett, has filed suit in case no. 2:05-CV-02761-JKG in Federal Court in Pennsylvania against competitor Sportingbet, alleging copyright infringement and unfair competition related to two of RotoPlay’s "sports lottery" games.

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